Anjuman-e-Haideri condemns Paris attack, says will increase measures to counter IS propaganda

By TCN News New Delhi: Joining a host of other Muslim organisations in condemning the Paris attacks, Anjuman-e-Haideri said the Paris attacks were a reminder...

Book on Prof. Rehana Sultana released on Human Rights Day

By TCN News, Hyderabad: International Human Rights Day was observed throughout the world on December 10th. Civil Liberties Monitoring Committee observed the day in Hyderabad...

Watch: Srinagar’s Heritage House connects youth with Kashmir’s past

Located in Srinagar’s old city, a century-old building is now a heritage museum. Known as Baitul Meeras (Heritage House), the museum was opened...

Indian Cinema has lost its tradition: Muzaffar Ali

By Pervez Bari, TwoCircles.net, Bhopal: Noted film producer and director Muzaffar Ali has said that films are the powerful media to revolutionize the society. Lamenting the present scenario of the film, he said that Indian Cinema has lost its tradition and sub standard films as been being produced.

“We know very less about each other,” says renowned B’desh Baul musician Mac Haque

By Abdul Gani, TwoCircles.net, Guwahati: He is very popular and widely respected in Bangladesh. A household name in the world of Baul sangeet, Maqsoodul Haque – whose roots are from Assam – has also been able to leave a mark in this part of India with his mesmerizing performances.

Dam-displaced tribal students of Narmada Jeevanshalas celebrated Balmela with gusto

By TCN News, Gopalpur (district Nandurbar, Maharashtra): Around 600 tribal children and students (studying at primary level) from nine Narmada Jeevanshalas participated in the 16th annual Balmela (Children’s fair) – from February 12 to 15 – here with gusto and renewed enthusiasm.

आगा खान ट्रस्ट करा रहा है ऐतिहासिक बावलियों का पुनरुद्धार ,यूनेस्को से मिला पुरुस्कार

हैदराबाद की ऐतिहासिक बावलियों को यूनेस्को द्वारा नोटिस किए जाने के बाद से अचानक से यहां न् केवल पर्यटकों की संख्या बढ़ गई है...

K. Asif’s son celebrates Husain’s birthday in London

By IANS, Mumbai : Akbar Asif, son of the late Bollywood filmmaker, K. Asif, who is better remembered today as the maker of India's first historical blockbuster, "Mughal-e-Azam," celebrated the 93rd birthday of legendary Indian artist, M.F. Husain, in London. The much-celebrated Indian artist is in forced exile since the last two years, shuttling between Dubai and London.

Kabir: An icon of a socio-cultural revolution

By Balraj Puri Kabir’s 612th Prakash utsava was celebrated throughout north India on June 26. He belonged to a galaxy of saints who led a socio-cultural revolution in 16th century which laid the foundation of a unique composite culture of India. It included Bhakti movement of Hindu saints and Muslim saints who influenced one another.

Literary journal ‘Andaz-e-Bayan’ is the quest for understanding feminine pain and protest

By Manzar Imam for TwoCircles.net, Subjugated for centuries, women have come a long way to getting their voice heard even in the most so-called progressive...

For second consecutive Eid-ul-fitr, “Shoulder to Shoulder Movement” to organise joint Shia-Sunni Eid prayers

By Raqib Hameed Naik, TwoCircles.net Delhi: Once again, Jamia Nagar in Delhi is going to witness a show of solidarity and unity on eve of...

Wasim Bareilwi gets first Firaq Gorakhpuri award

By IANS,

Agra : Noted Urdu poet Wasim Bareilwi, a regular feature at poetry soirees since the 1960S, has been given the first Firaq Gorakhpuri International Award here.

Bareilwi, considered the doyen of modern Urdu poetry, received the Rs.51,000 award and a citation from Minister of State for Home Shakeel Ahmed at an All India Mushaira late Sunday night.

Accepting the award, Bareilwi said: "It was a great honour bestowed on me in the city of Ghalib, Mir and Nazir. This award is an 'imtihaan' (test) for me."

Peace Party and its curse of Hero worship

By Mohammed Kashif Yunus for TwoCircles.net If you go through the advertisement, cut outs, hoardings and pamphlets of Peace Party of India, you will find...

अदुभुत बॉल ट्रिकशॉट से दिलों को जीतने वाला नौजवान शाह हुज़ैब का जलवा

जिब्रानउद्दीन।Twocircles.net कश्मीर के एक छोटे से इलाके में रहने वाले शाह हुज़ैब ने सोशल मीडिया पर अपनी एक अलग पहचान बना रखी है। अंतरराष्ट्रीय फुटबॉलर...

Ghalib the terrorist

By Kashif-ul-Huda, TwoCircles.net

निर्मल पाठक की घर वापसी: अम्बेडकर के बहाने गांधी के हरिजन को गले लगाती...

 नीरज बंकर Two circles.net के लिए जहाँ एक ओर ओटीटी प्लेटफार्म ने दुनियाभर की फिल्मों, वेब शोज और बाक़ी कलाओं से परिचय कराया जिससे...

Capital pays tribute to Prodosh Dasgupta with retrospective

By IANS, New Delhi : In a tribute to legendary sculptor Prodosh Dasgupta, an art gallery in the national capital is presenting a retrospective of his life's work - showcasing 50 sculptures in metal casts and bronze and 30 newsprint drawings. The contribution of the 96-year-old Dasgupta to Indian art is solid figurative forms in metal casts and bronze - that are essentially Indian in ethos but western in shape.

सर्दी आई तो हजारों किमी दूर दोआबा में माउंट एवरेस्ट लांघ आशियाना तलाशने चले...

आस एम कैफ । Twocircles.net गंगा और यमुना के बीच का यह इलाका जिसे दोआब कहा जाता है पिछले कुछ सालों से नए कारणों को...

हरियाणा के गुरुग्राम में खुले में नमाज़ नही पढ़ सकेंगे, 8 जगह की अनुमति...

स्टाफ़ रिपोर्टर।Twocircles.net हरियाणा के गुरुग्राम में सार्वजनिक और खुले स्थान पर नमाज पढ़े जाने को लेकर चल रहा विवाद लगातार गहराता जा रहा है। अब...

कोरोना के काले अतीत के बाद शानदार तरीके से मनाई गई ईद

स्टाफ रिपोर्टर।twocircles.net देशभर में ईद-उल-फितर मंगलवार को धूमधाम से मनाई गई। कोरोना महामारी के चलते दो साल बाद ईद की खुशियां नज़र आईं। दो साल...

In photos: Mumbai-based Muslim organisation distributes roses, greeting cards among people on occasion of...

By TCN News Mumbai: On the occasion of Eid Milad-un Nabi, the birth anniversary of the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH), a Mumbai-based organisation Sunni Dawate...

बढ़ता जा रहा है गुरुग्राम मे नमाज पढ़ने को लेकर होने वाला विवाद

स्टाफ रिपोर्टर।Twocircles. net दिल्ली से सटे गुड़गांव में नमाज़ को लेकर जारी विवाद थमने का नाम नहीं ले रहा है। आज गुड़गांव के सेक्टर...

Kannada literary festival: Muslim authors’ exclusion draws criticism

No Muslim writers have been given a chance to participate in the poet convention, and the Byari language, which Muslims speak in coastal...

Review: Between fallacy and fraternity of ‘Babasaheb: The Grand Musical’

The two-hour-long musical did an adept job of grounding the word ‘aam aadmi’ into the narrative of the play while driving the Aam Aadmi...

IAF Jammu celebrates Durga Puja

By News Agency of Kashmir Jammu : With religious fervour and gaiety Indian Air Force (IAF) for 28th consecutive year celebrated Durga Puja at Satwari Air Force Station, which culminated today with Sindoor Puja and immersion of Goddess Durga. Sources told NAK that to mark the occasion a cultural programme by Air warriors and their families was presented. Group Captain Vishwanath Prakash, who was the chief guest on the occasion, congratulated the artists for their excellent performance.

Lack of interest among AMU students failed Aligarh the movie

By Mohammad Rafay Qadri for Twocircles.net Aligarh the movie, which portrays the story of an Aligarh Muslim University professor, has sadly found few students interested...

Agra remembers Nazeer Akbarabadi

Agra, Feb 10 (IANS) Agra on Sunday remembered Nazeer Akbarabadi, the people's poet whose birthday falls on Basant Panchmi, the festival of spring. As bright...

Prophet’s descendant Shaikh Al Shareef visits AMU Library

TCN News Aligarh: Al Shareef Mustafa Fouad Shafaee, who belongs to the family of the Prophet of Islam, Hazrat Mohammad Mustafa (Peace Be...

India doesn’t need nationalism after 70 years of Independence: Nayantara Sahgal

By Milinda Ghosh Roy Kolkata (IANS): India doesn't need any lessons on nationalism 70 years after Independence, feels eminent writer and member of the Nehru-Gandhi...

Even Stones Can Speak! An exhibition by Yajanika Arora

An artist ‘finds’ herself while sketching historical ruins By Bushra Alvi, TwoCircles.net

Chandigarh’s Kala Gram to be modelled after Dilli Haat

By IANS, Chandigarh : New Delhi's Dilli Haat, a replica of a village marketplace where artisans display and sell their wares directly to customers, is going to be an inspiration for Chandigarh's Kala Gram that houses India's biggest sculpture park. "We are developing one part of the Kala Gram on the lines of Dilli Haat. We will construct around 70-80 shops. These shops will be given on very nominal charges to artists, artisans and painters to showcase and sell their creations," R.T. Jindal director of north zone cultural centre (NZCC), told IANS.

जानिए, क्या सोचते हैं बनारस के हिन्दू रमज़ान और ईद के बारे में?

सिद्धांत मोहन, TwoCircles.net वाराणसी: रमज़ान अब ख़त्म हो रहा है. बस एक या दो रोज़ और. फिर ईद. फिर इबादत का यह माह एक साल...

Hyderabad’s Charminar ‘crying’ for preservation

By Prashant K. Nanda, IANS Hyderabad : It's breathtaking, majestic and historic but the 400-year-old Charminar, the iconic symbol of Hyderabad, is slowly becoming a victim of errant tourists and street vendors. Cement plasters are peeling, the intricate granite work on the Minar corners are chipping off, and the graffiti on the walls by tourists have marred its once splendid visage. The area around it has become a dumping ground, littered with food packets and used water bottles.

Halal chicken in Nagaland

Photo by Anju Azad, text by Kashif-ul-Huda
A Muslim man purchasing chicken at the Dimapur market. Dimapur, has one of the largest proportion of non-Nagas in Nagaland. According to the 2001 census, Muslims are merely 1.76% of Nagaland population. 1991 census puts them at 1.71% of the state population. 2001 census counts 35,005 Muslims in the state, up from 1991’s 20,642.

तस्वीरों में साल 2022 का एएमयु में मनाया गया सर सैयद डे !

जिब्रानुदीन। Twocircles.net कल, 17 अक्टूबर को दुनिया भर में अलीग बिरादरी द्वारा धूमधाम से सर सैयद डे का जश्न मनाया गया। अलीगढ़ मुस्लिम विश्वविद्यालय के...

Colourful Jamia Talimi Mela ends on patriotic song

By Mumtaz Alam Falahi, TwoCircles.net, New Delhi: On National Anthem ended today the seven-day long Talimi Mela of Jamia Millia Islamia – true to its history of patriotism and demolishing the propaganda that one of the premier educational institutions in the country has become breeding ground of terrorists (read antinational).

Event celebrating 200 years of Urdu journalism held at MANUU

Emiment media personalities highlighted the contribution of Urdu newspapers in two centuries of its existence in India.  Musheera Ashraf | TwoCircles.net  HYDERABAD — An event celebrating...

Brahma Kumari sisters tie rakhi to Jamia VC

By TCN News, New Delhi: To mark the auspicious festival of ‘Raksha Bandhan’ which falls on August 29, 2015, the Brahma Kumari sisters tied...

Bihar Anjuman welcomes Sikh pilgrims to Patna on the occasion of Prakash Utsav

  By TwoCircles.net Staff Reporter Patna: Bihar Anjuman, a voluntary organization of Bihar, welcomed Sikh devotees during the 350th Prakash Utsav of Guru Gobind Singh in...

In Photos: Kashmir celebrates Eid-Milad-un-Nabi

By Raqib Hameed Naik, TwoCircles.net Srinagar: Unmoved by freezing temperatures, devotees in the city flocked to offer special prayers on the occasion of...

Bakrid and the fight over choice of food

By Kouser Fathima for Twocircles.net As if we don't have enough reasons to fight. Food wars seem to be the new trend especially during the...

The identity crisis facing Tibetan refugees

By IANS, New Delhi : What is the place of Tibetans in our society? Are they just refugees, or have they taken on an Indian identity after having lived the Indian way for over three decades? A documentary titled "Tribute to Life - memoir of a lost land" answers all. The documentary was screened at the inaugural ceremony on Aug 28 at the Jeevika South Asia Documentary Film Festival 2008 which is on till Aug 31 at the India Habitat Centre here.

Amid rising religious intolerance, communal harmony unites Assam

Abdul Gani, TwoCircles.net Guwahati : Even as religious intolerance continues to rise in the country, examples of communal harmony drew everybody’s...

मौलाना राबे हसन नदवी के हाथ मे पर्सनल लॉ बोर्ड की कमान

आकिल हुसैन।Twocircles.net ऑल मुस्लिम पर्सनल लॉ बोर्ड की बैठक में मौलाना सैयद राबे हसन नदवी को सर्वसम्मति से ऑल इंडिया मुस्लिम पर्सनल लॉ बोर्ड...

Ancient pilgrimages in Bhaderwah, Kishtwar tell a willful tale of neglect

By Eff Ahmed,NAK

Jammu : The mainstay of state economy is tourism but ancient pilgrimages like Kailash Yatra, Machail Yatra and Reushira Devi Yatra in mountainous Bhaderwah and Kishtwar tell a tale of willful neglect.

Sources told News Agency of Kashmir that those at the helm of affairs have not done enough to develop these places of tourist pilgrimages with required infrastructure to attract pilgrims.

Celebrating Hazrat Ali in Bangalore

By Nigar Ataulla for TwoCircles.net I was overwhelmed to be invited to a program held on the 21st of April amidst special guests from...

तस्वीरों में रमज़ान : जामिया में इफ्तार में जुटे छात्र

सिमरा अंसारी।Twocircles.net रहमतों का महीना ‘रमज़ान’ की आमद के बाद हर कोई अल्लाह की इबादत में जुट जाता है। इस महीने को बहुत ही पाक...

कुतुबमीनार पर पूजा की मांगी थी अनुमति,रद्द

स्टाफ रिपोर्टर।Twocircles.net दिल्ली के साकेत अदालत ने कुतुब मीनार परिसर में पूजा शुरू करने का अनुरोध वाली एक याचिका को ख़ारिज कर दिया है।...

यूपी की शान बंदायू के उस्ताद राशिद अली खान को पदम् भूषण सम्मान

आकिल हुसैन।Twocircles.net भारत सरकार ने कला क्षेत्र में योगदान के लिए यूपी के बदायूं के राशिद खान को तीसरे सबसे बड़े सम्मान पद्म भूषण से...

Celebrated Bengali poet crosses language barrier

By IANS

Kolkata : "Pagli Tomar Sange" (Crazy woman with you), a collection of poems that fetched celebrated Bengali poet Joy Goswami the Sahitya Akademi Award in 2001, is set to reach global readers thanks to its English translation.

Documentary on children in conflict-torn Kashmir screened in UNHRC, Geneva

By Raqib Hameed Naik, TwoCircles.net Srinagar: The documentary film ‘Children in Conflict Torn Kashmir’ produced by human rights activist Abdul Manan Bukhari was...

In Photos: Stories of Communal Harmony in Jamia Nagar

Jamia Nagar in New Delhi has been vilified in certain sections of the mainstream press and called ‘mini-Pakistan’ and ‘unsafe for Hindus.’ This TCN...

गुरुग्राम : जहां मुसलमान पढ़ रहे थे नमाज़ ,वहीं हिन्दू संगठन करने लगे कीर्तन

जिब्रानउद्दीन।twocircles.net बीते शुक्रवार, गुरुग्राम के सेक्टर 47 में मुस्लिम समुदाय के लोगों को एक बार फिर जुमे की नमाज़ अदा करने में दिक्कत का सामना...

Indian film venture firm to raise funds on London market

London, May 1 (IANS) A new investment firm chaired by noted director Shyam Benegal and focussed on Indian movies is set to float on Britain's Alternative Investment Market this month to raise 55 million pounds.

Manipur Muslim Students organize Iftar party in Delhi

By TCN News, Delhi: A large number of Manipur Muslims joined an iftar party held here at the premises of Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI)...

हज 2022 : ‘हज मोबाइल एप’ से होगा आवेदन,तैयारी में जुटी सरकार

जिब्रानउद्दीन।Twocircles.net हज 2022 के ऑनलाइन आवेदन प्रक्रिया को 1 नवंबर से शुरू हो गई है। केंद्रीय अल्पसंख्यक मंत्री मुख्तार अब्बास नकवी ने मुंबई के हज...

Poet Hali instilled patriotism through his writings: Ansari

By IANS, Chandigarh : Remembering the eminent poet and social reformer Khwaja Altaf Hussain Hali Panipati, Vice President Hamid Ansari said Hali had made efforts to instil a feeling of nationalism in the people through his writings. Ansari Saturday praised the far-sightedness and the writings of Hali while addressing the gathering on the occasion of a two-day Hali Mela (Nov 22-23) which was organised by Hali Trust at Panipat town in Haryana, some 150 km from here.

Book on Rani Laxmibai banned in Uttar Pradesh

By IANS Lucknow : The Uttar Pradesh government Thursday banned a book on Rani Laxmibai, better known as Jhansi ki Rani, for allegedly objectionable content. The book titled "Rani", authored by Jaishree Misra and published by Penguin, was alleged to be containing highly objectionable material relating to her personal life. The government made the announcement on the floor of the assembly after the issue was raised by Congress Legislature Party leader Pramod Tiwari and his party colleague from Jhansi, Pradeep Jain.

Two-day seminar on the life & legacy of Khwaja Ahmad Abbas

By TCN News New Delhi: A two-day seminar on entitled Azad Qalam: Revisiting the life & legacy of K A Abbas begins today in the...

7 नवंबर को अज़ीम मंसूरी की जाएगी बारात , मगर एक दिन पहले...

विशेष संवाददाता। twocircles.net कहते है "जब तुम किसी चीज़ को शिद्दत से चाहो तो सारी क़ायनात उसे तुमसे मिलाने की कोशिश में लग जाती है...

Chandigarh gears up for rose festival

By IANS, Chandigarh : Flower exhibits, painting, photography competition and much more - the union territory of Chandigarh is gearing up for the Rose Festival-2009, a three day festival starting Feb 20. "This year we have plans to organise this annual festival in a big way. During this three-day festival, many cultural and musical activities have been planned for which we have invited celebrated artists from all across the country," Ram Niwas, home secretary of Chandigarh, told mediapersons here.

Dissent essential in open society: Hamid Ansari

By IANS: New Delhi, July 17:Dissent is of critical importance in an open society and its suppression could metamorphose it into an illiberal and ethnic...

काशी की मस्जिद : बोर्ड, कमेटी का ऐलान, फैसले के खिलाफ हाईकोर्ट में लड़ेंगे

आकिल हुसैन।Twocircles.net वाराणसी की फास्ट ट्रैक कोर्ट ने काशी विश्वनाथ मंदिर-ज्ञानवापी मस्जिद मामले में मस्जिद परिसर की पुरातात्विक जाँच कराने के आदेश जारी किया...

50 world classics being translated in Gojri: Dr Rahi

Says Neelmat Puran, My Experience with Truth among 12 Publications completed this year By News Agency of Kashmir Jammu : In a major initiative to widen the access to classic and foreign languages, 50 rare and greatest works in English, Persian and Sanskrit stands chosen to translate in a daring, long-term project to bring landmark works in Gojri –the language of Gujjar Tribe, said Dr. Javaid Rahi, Head, Gojri Wing of Jammu and Kashmir Academy of art, Culture and Languages, here today.

A son remembers: Salman Akhtar throws light on his father, Jan Nisar Akhtar’s Poetry

By Bushra Alvi, New Delhi: Speaking to a packed audience of Delhi’s Urdu loving junta, noted physician, psychoanalyst, writer and poet, Salman Akhtar peeled layer upon layer of Jan Nisar Akhtar’s oeuvre to bring to light many facets of the writing of one of the greatest poets of the Progressive Writers Movement.

A.I. Mushaira in memory of Akhtar Saeed Khan in Bhopal on March 15

By Pervez Bari, TwoCircles.net

Bhopal: An All India "Mushaira" (Urdu poetic meet) is being organised by Bhopal Adabi Sangam, a literary society, in the memory of Urdu litterateur late Akhtar Saeed Khan here on March 15 at Iqbal Maidan.

गुडगांव में नमाज़ पर सीएम के बयान की मुस्लिम बोर्ड ने की निंदा

स्टाफ रिपोर्टर।twocircles.net दिल्ली से सटे गुड़गांव में खुले में नमाज़ को लेकर चल रहे विवाद की आल इंडिया मुस्लिम पर्सनल लॉ बोर्ड ने निंदा की...

Documentary on Muzaffarnagar riots screened at 60 venues across 50 towns in protest

By TwoCircles.net Staff Reporter, New Delhi: On the initiative of ‘Cinema of Resistance’, a documentary on Mzuaffarnagar riots was screened countrywide on at least 60...

The gatekeeper of Ghalib’s grave

By Amit Basole ہوئے مر کے ہم جو رسوا ہوئے کیوں نہ غرقِ دریا نہ کبھی جنازہ اٹھتا نہ کہیں مزار ہوتا hue marke ham jo rusva hue kyun na gark-e-darya

Indian National Film Awards breaks with 64-year-old tradition, recipients skipped ceremony

By Natalia Ningthoujam New Delhi (IANS): The 65th National Film Awards ceremony was a departure from its tradition of the Indian President handing over the...

“Destination Aligarh”, an international documentary on AMU seeks funding

By TCN News New Delhi: “Destination Aligarh”, a television documentary which is budgeted to cost USD40,000, is a cross-border (Indo-Pak) project initiated by a UAE-based documentary filmmaker Amna E Khaishgi. “This documentary is a first of its kind and a unique audio visual tribute to this great university which has changed the lives of millions of Muslims in the Subcontinent,” she said.

Brotherhood and fellowship mark Iftaar mehfil hosted by GMCH

By TwoCircles.net Staff Reporter   Guwahati: The faculty members and students of Gauhati Medical College & Hospital (GMCH) have been hosting Iftaar mehfils for the medical...

Old Puducherry lighthouse comes ablaze with history

By Shubha Singh, IANS, Puducherry : A 172-year-old disused lighthouse on the seafront here came ablaze with light in the New Year as it became the venue for an exhibition on oceanic culture and the Indian diaspora. The exhibition revealed little known facts about Puducherry (formerly Pondicherry) as one of the ancient port cities of India, and its role as an important embarkation port for the thousands of Indians who migrated to colonies around the world.

Workshop “Artist in Residency” organized

By TCN News, Aligarh: he Department of Fine Arts at the Aligarh Muslim University today organized a five-day Workshop “Artist in Residency” with Professor M. Shashi Dharan Nair of M. S. University, Baroda to provide opportunity to the artist community to interact with other artists, to learn, develop, share and improve their art.

Renowned Urdu poet Sardar Anjum passes away

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New Delhi Cultural Festival Promoting Inter-Faith Friendship

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Lesser-known Agra monuments cry for attention

By Brij Khandelwal, IANS, Agra : Heritage protection in Agra is "Taj centric", ignoring in the process dozens of lesser-known protected monuments that are in a shambles, say conservationists as World Heritage Day is observed Friday.

Shamsur Rahman Faruqi honoured by Pakistan’s civilian award Sitara-i-Imtiaz

By TCN News New Delhi: Eminent Urdu critic and writer Shamsur Rahman Faruqi has been honoured by the Pakistani government by giving its third most highest civilian award “Sitara-i-Imtiaz.” Faruqi edited Urdu literary magazine “Shabkhoon” which was published regularly for forty years before ceasing publication in 2005. In 2009 he was awarded “Padma Shri” by the Indian government for his work in the field of literature. Link: http://www.shamsurrahmanfaruqi.com/

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Weaver’s in Uttar Pradesh decry lack of govt support amid lockdown, worry for future

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Celebrated Kashmiri poet Rehman Rahi dies at 98

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Hindi translation of the book “Prisoner No. 100” released

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Police disrupt a press conference on communal harmony in Ayodhya

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Rohingya refugee and Ramadan: A story of hope of a 16-year-old boy

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Aamir Khan film on dyslexia an eye-opener for Bengal teachers

By IANS

Kolkata : Aamir Khan's film "Taare Zameen Par" has been an eye-opener for harried schoolteachers in West Bengal's Burdwan district.

At their wits' end in dealing with recalcitrant children, teachers in the district, around 273 km from Kolkata, have found the film "inspirational enough" to tackle slow-learners and habitual troublemakers in the class.

‘Das Kapital’ now a rarity in Red West Bengal

By Nayanima Basu, IANS Kolkata : Karl Marx's "Das Kapital", which laid the ideological foundation for Communism, has ironically now become a rare book in communist-governed West Bengal. The 19th century manuscript, in three volumes and written by Karl Marx, details at length how the growth of capitalism is directly related to the exploitation of labour. Book owners here say there are few takers today for the three-volume "Das Kapital", which at one time was considered a must read for those entering the world of Communism.

Surplus Zakat and the increased poverty in Muslims

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Heritage Times Celebrates the Glorious Past of Bihar on Bihar Diwas

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Dance performance by Egyptian troupe at Jamia Millia Islamia

By TwoCircles.net News Desk, New Delhi: Jamia Millia Islamia organized a dance performance by a troupe from Egypt last week at the open air theatre with over 4000 audience including students and staff of the university.

Training programme on Islamic structure held at AMU

By TCN News, Aligarh: The Heritage Cell, Aligarh Muslim University, in collaboration with the Centre for Excellence in Islamic Architecture, Department of Architecture, organized a one-week short term Training Programme on “Traditional and Modern Materials and Techniques of Façade Adornment in Islamic Structure”.

India, Bangladesh celebrate hundred years of Bengali songs

By IANS Dhaka : Music lovers from Bangladesh and India celebrated the grand finale of a musical series "Shotoborsher Bangla Gaan" by presenting a bouquet of 33 songs including romantic, patriotic and modern numbers. Taking Bengali songs from 1905 to 2005, Bangladeshi singers performed songs of the century's greats from Rabindranath Tagore and Qazi Nazrul Islam to latter day Salil Chowdhury and Manna Dey, at the musical soiree organised Friday by the HSBC Bank.

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Chennai, May 1 (IANS) A.R. Rahman's "Sivaji", composed with Rajnikanth in mind, is creating records, though it may not be the music wizard at his best.

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Doyen of Urdu poetry Shaharyar is no more

By Faisal Fareed, TwoCircles.net Lucknow: "Ek tum hi nahin tanha ulfat mein meri ruswa; is sheher mein tum jaise deewane hazaaron hain…" Shaharyar.

Kaleem Ajiz takes charge as chairman of Bihar Urdu Standing Committee

By TwoCircles.net staff reporter Patna: Padmashree Professor Kaleem Ajiz took the charge as the Chairman of Bihar Urdu Standing Committee (Bihar Urdu Mushawarati Committee) on 25th June. He was given a warm welcome in the secretariat office after assuming the office. Author of several books and classical ghazals, Dr. Ajiz is a retired professor of Patna University and a recipient of the much coveted Padmashree award for his contributions to Urdu literature. True to his love to Urdu, he sent the government information about his joining the committee as the chairman in Urdu language.

Saraswati Samman for Naiyer Masud

By TwoCircles.net staff reporter

New Delhi: Noted litterateur Dr Naiyer Masud has been selected for the 17th Saraswati Samman for his collection of short stories, "Taoos Chaman Ki Myna."

The award, established by the KK Birla Foundation in 1991, is recognised as one of the most prestigious literary honours in the country given every year to an outstanding literary work written in any Indian language.

Author Ashvin Desai beats cancer with book on mysteries of life

By Madhusree Chatterjee, IANS New Delhi : Seventy-five-year old Ashvin Desai, father of Booker prize winning author Kiran Desai, released here Sunday his debut book "Between Eternities: Ideas On Life and Cosmos", a slim non-fiction volume on the cosmic riddles that have been puzzling humans for centuries. The author, who was diagnosed with cancer barely three months ago, says the book is a way of overcoming the pain of his disease. It has been cooking in his mind for the last 15 years.

Art gallery to host mega art show in Mumbai

By IANS, Mumbai : Abstract painter Soketu Parikh along with art dealer Ebraheem Jetha will curate a six-day mega exhibition of works by 42 artists at Jehangir Art Gallery, starting Monday. The show would also have 15 artists displaying their works of art in eight-foot long panels. Some of the artists whose work would be on display are Ajay De, Anand Panchal, Babu Bhai Mistry, Charan Sharma, Brinda Miller and Manjit Bawa.

A call for revolution, and romance: The poetry of Faiz

By Vikas Datta, Is there any common ground between revolution and romance, as expressed in poetry and music? Lenin didn't think so, admitting he loved hearing a Beethoven sonata, but couldn't listen to music much since it made him want to pat people's heads, though his "devilishly difficult job" called for him to beat their heads instead. But it is not difficult to identify parallels - for one, both activities call for a great deal of passion. The Indian subcontinent can boast of several people who effortlessly straddled both spheres. One of them was Faiz Ahmed 'Faiz," who even won the Lenin Peace Prize.

Goa BJP leader heard threatening to beat up Kanhaiya; denies it

Panaji : Audio footage of the BJP's Goa vice president Sanjay Harmalkar threatening to "beat up" JNU students' union president Kanhaiya Kumar if he...

‘Onam iftars’ in Kerala Ramzan

By TwoCircles.net Staff Correspondent, Kozhikode: Ramzan is going active in Kerala with believers flocking to masjids for tharaveeh and iftar parties inviting people of different religions. The occurrence of Kerala’s state festival Onam during the Ramzan paved way for special Onam iftars also this year.

A.R. Rahman’s music for ‘Lord of the Rings’ panned

By IANS

London : The "Lord of the Rings" musical, widely considered the most expensive production in the history of West End theater with part of the music scored by Indian maestro A.R. Rahman, opened here Tuesday evening to mixed reviews that ranged from confusion to dazzling excitement.

Indian literature to be translated into Arabic

By Aroonim Bhuyan, IANS Dubai : As part of its efforts to boost cultural diplomacy with the Gulf, India is planning a project to translate major Indian literary works into Arabic. "We propose to translate major Indian literary works - fiction, non-fiction and poetry - into Arabic as part of our larger vision to improve ties in the cultural area in the Gulf," India's Ambassador to the UAE Talmiz Ahmad told IANS. Around 20 to 50 Indian titles are being planned to be translated a year in the next couple of years.

Photography exhibition at AMU

By TCN News, Aligarh: A five day Exhibition of Digital Art and Photography by Mr. Mohd. Danish is being held from 1 May 2014 at Moinuddin Ahmad Art Gallery, Aligarh. The Vice Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University, Lt. Gen. Zameer Uddin Shah inaugurated the show on the first day.

Veteran actor Saeed Jaffrey dead

Mumbai: Veteran Indian-born British actor Saeed Jaffrey died on Sunday, a close relative said. He was 86, according to his niece Shaheen Aggarwal, who shared...

Hindi Diwas celebrated in BHEL Bhopal unit

By Pervez Bari, TwoCircles.net Bhopal: "Hindi Divas is a festival of commitment and dedication towards Rajbhasha Hindi, said RK Singh, Executive Director, BHEL, Bhopal in his address as chief guest on the occasion of Hindi Divas at BHEL Cultural Hall. Singh said that BHEL Plant is committed towards compliance of statutory requirements like its production target. Highlighting the importance of Hindi as a language of business in the market today, he emphasized on increase in the use of Hindi. CK Pani, General Manager (IT & PDX) chaired the function.

Multifaceted actor Tom Alter to receive Padma Shri

By IANS New Delhi : In a career spanning about three decades, Bollywood actor, sports writer and novelist Tom Alter has played a variety of characters both in real life and reel life. The multifaceted actor is now all set to receive the Padma Shri Award for his distinguished contribution in the field of art. Fondly called the "true blue Englishman on screen", Alter recently left stage buffs in a thrall in Oman with his solo play on the life, times and scholarship of Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad.

Tabla legend Kishan Maharaj dead

By Madhusree Chatterjee, IANS, Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) : Pandit Kishan Maharaj, one of India's best-known classical percussionists, passed away in this temple town after battling a brain stroke for five days. He was 85. The leading tabla exponent was pulled off life support systems Sunday night. He had suffered a stroke Tuesday and efforts had been on to stave off brain death. Kishan Maharaj is survived by a son and three daughters.

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Theater personality Raghunandana refuses award to protest against lynching

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Khuda Bakhsh hosts Urdu poet Anand Mohan “Gulzar Dehlavi”

By TwoCircles.net staff reporter,

Patna: Khuda Bakhsh Oriental Public Library held its monthly session on 27th April which was attended especially by eminent Urdu poet Pundit Anand Mohan alias Gulzar Dehlavi.

Pundit Anand Mohan amused Urdu poetry lovers at the programme by his recitation of ghazals. He has specialty in Rubais (quartets). His ghazals were appreciated by the distinguished audience. With his firm belief in Urdu language, Gulzar is seen as a symbol of national integration. He is the author of the book Gulzar-e-Ghazal.

`India’s classical languages – Sanskrit, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil’

By IANS, New Delhi : Kannada, Telugu, Sanskrit and Tamil are the four classical languages of India, Tourism and Culture Minister Ambika Soni informed the Rajya Sabha Tuesday. Soni said the government has not taken any view in classifying Malayalam as another classical language as they have not received any representation from the Kerala government. She said Kannada and Telugu were notified as classical languages Oct 31 after the proposal was cleared by a committee formed by the culture ministry.

Director Muzaffar Ali to make film on Sir Syed as part of educationist’s bicentennial...

By TCN News, Aligarh: Noted film director Muzaffar Ali has agreed to make a film on Sir Syed’s life and contributions, which could be presented as a special tribute to the great social reformer and founder of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), which could be presented as a special tribute to Sir Syed to celebrate his bicentennial birth anniversary.

Sculptor Atul Sinha plays with spaces in wood in new works

By IANS, New Delhi : Sculptor Atul Sinha, who has been using wood as a medium for his artistic expression since 1993, has experimented with the three-dimensional aspect of the medium and played with light and shade to create contrasting spaces in his new body of work titled "Space Beyond Innovation". Wood sourced from dead trees that steers clear of environmental posers has been chiselled to delicate tones in 30 sculptures on display at the Art Konsult Gallery in the capital. The show that opened Oct 21 closes Nov 10.

On PM’s behalf, Naqvi offers ‘chaadar’ at Ajmer Sharif Dargah

Ajmer (Rajasthan), (IANS): Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Saturday offered a "chaadar" on behalf of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the "dargah" of...

BJP wants de-recognition of Champaner Word Heritage Site

Saffron brigade’s bid to de-recognise a unique world heritage site representing pluralistic traditions By Rupa Abdi, TwoCircles.net

‘Come Eat With Me’: Exploring caste through cooking Dalit cuisine in upper caste kitchens

In an interview with TwoCircles.net, award winning Dalit theatre artist Sri Vamsi Matta talks about his experiences as a Dalit which inform the questions,...

‘The Untold Charminar’ – tribute to soul of Nizam’s city

By IANS, New Delhi : Hyderabad is a city where the old and the new stubbornly coexist. The distinct identities that come together and often merge are brought out beautifully in the book "The Untold Charminar: Writings on Hyderabad". The historic Charminar vies for space with the corporate offices of cyber companies and media magnate Ramoji Rao's sprawling film city in a cosmopolitan landscape that has three distinct identities: the past, modern and the new wave.

33 years of struggle and the battle is on!

By Reeti Mahobe, What’s common between the Oscar winning movie, Life of Pi, and her? That continuously ongoing struggle not just of life but for life. But her indomitable spirit is unmatched for. She is rare yet very special. This is about Payel Bhattacharya who has seen 33 years of life with each day being a mystery to unravel bringing in either new hopes or more often the new hurdles to conquer through. On this occasion of Rare Disease Day, she expresses her intent to spread awareness on VHL or Von Hippel Lindau Disease, the condition with which she has lived for all these years.

A Malayalam film on Gujarat riots

By IANS Kozhikode (Kerala) : National award winning director T.V. Chandran Monday began filming here his latest venture "Vilapangalku Appuram" based on the aftermath of the 2002 Gujarat riots. The lead actors are: Suhasini, who returns to Malayalam films after a long gap, Biju Menon and Thilakan. Producer of the film Aryadan Shoukat has written the story of the film. Speaking to IANS, Shoukat said the story revolves around Sahira, a Muslim woman who flees Gujarat soon after the riots and arrives in Kozhikode.

Kashmir-based youth group distributes fruit boxes among patients on 9th Muharram

By Raqib Hameed Naik, TwoCirlces.net, Srinagar : With an aim to send a message of brotherhood among different Muslim Sects and to...

Egypt discovers Ptolemaic tomb with black sarcophagus in Alexandria

By IANS Cairo, July 2 (IANS) An Egyptian archeological mission discovered on Sunday a tomb with a large black granite sarcophagus dating back to the...

Agra’s teenaged guitarist plays for Guinness record

By IANS, Agra : A 14-year-old Agra boy, Akash Gupta Sunday began strumming his guitar before hundreds of music lovers at 162-year-old St. Peter's College in the city of Taj. And he plans to stop only after he has created a new Guinness world record for longest playing the instrument at a live show.

Agra’s heritage being bulldozed to dust

By Brij Khandelwal, IANS, Agra : The city of the Taj Mahal is home to the crumbling mansions of erstwhile royalty where dozens of families still live cheek by jowl. They are now part of a heritage that residents are trying desperately to protect from looming bulldozers. Their lone success came last weekend, when union Culture Minister Ambika Soni intervened to save Bharatpur House in the city's Khandari area, a mansion over 150 years old.

Seminar on life and works of Kaifi Azmi at AMU

By TCN News, Aligarh: Noted film lyricist and poet, Javed Akhtar said that despite political and economic shifts in India, Kaifi Azmi retained his idealism...

India to be guest of honour at Mexico’s international cultural fest

New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) The 46th edition of Cervantino International Festival, to be held in Mexico, will see India participating as a guest...

Restore Taj Mahal or demolish it, SC tells government

By IANS New Delhi, July 11: The Supreme Court on Wednesday came down heavily on the Centre and the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) for...

MP: Christians observe ‘black day’ after youth convention called off on Bajrang Dal’s objection

Participants of the convention were forcefully stopped by the right-wing extremist group and were taken to Moghat Police Station after a ruckus.  TCN Staff Correspondent  BHOPAL...

Muslims in Kerala observe Ramadan fast

By IANS, Thiruvananthapuram: Muslims in Kerala began their Ramadan fast after prayers early Saturday morning.
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